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In search of civil society : market reform and social change in contemporary China

Author: Gordon White; Jude Howell; Xiaoyuan Shang; University of Sussex Institute of Development Studies
Publisher: Oxford [u.a.] Clarendon Press 1996
Series: IDS development studies series
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Since 1978, China has pursued sweeping economic changes in an officially sponsored transition from a Stalinist centrally planned economy to a socialist market economy. This book explores the extent to which this experience can be described and understood in terms of the idea of 'scivil society', defined in sociological terms as the emergence of an autonomous sphere of voluntary associations capable of organizing the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon White; Jude Howell; Xiaoyuan Shang; University of Sussex Institute of Development Studies
ISBN: 0198289561 9780198289562
OCLC Number: 833202179
Notes: Bibliogr. S. [221] - 228
Description: X, 241 S 25 cm
Series Title: IDS development studies series
Responsibility: Gordon White; Jude Howell and Shang Xiaoyuan
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This study of China's economic and social transition focuses on the social effects of the emergence of the developed market economy in post-Mao China. It is based on fieldwork on the changes in the  Read more...

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well-researched and conceptually well-framed book. ... White, Howell and Shang have produced a valuable empirical study that will provide a benchmark for future studies of the ongoing transformation Read more...

 
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